Pocket corkscrew




Roundlets can be found in brass, steel, wood, gold, silver, celluloid, rubber, and plastic. The roundlet specialist can build a rather extensive collection by looking at the great number of variations in design, size and material. This bakelite roundlet dates from the Thirties. It is equipped with a clever system with kneecap which makes it possible the worm to be unlosable. A kneecap is welded with the shaft, this kneecap makes it possible either to fold up and arrange the worm in the handle, or to put it at right angle, the other part of the handle comes to be screwed to form a T corkscrew. This system was patented in England by Lund then was improved by George Wright and Charles Bailey in 1873. This part comes from Lyon (France).


Overall length: 3.15 inches (8 centimeters)
Worm:1.96 inches (5 centimeters)
Handle: 0.33 inches (8,5 centimeters)


1.41 ounces (40 grammes)


34 USD (27 €) - Last valuation july 17, 2005


La folie des tire-bouchons: page 62
History of pocket corkscrews: page 126

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